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Samuel Beckett's birth centenary

A spate of activities is planned in Dublin for the centenary celebrations of the Nobel laureate.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 18:10 IST

Dublin is all set to celebrate Samuel Beckett's birth centenary in grand style with several events being held here in honour of the renowned playwright, who would have turned 100 on April 13, 2006.

As part of the Beckett Centenary Festival, the Gate Theatre in Dublin is paying a tribute to the Nobel laureate who died in 1989, Tourism Ireland announced.

The programme includes several performances of Beckett's plays including the famous Waiting for Godot.

The Irish National Gallery in Dublin is hosting an exhibition entitled "Samuel Beckett: A Passion for Paintings and aims to show visitors Beckett's enthusiasm for art. The exhibition runs from June 15 to Sep 17, 2006.

At the same time, several cinemas in the city will be screening films on Beckett's life and works, organised by the Irish Film Institute.

Beckett studied at Trinity College in Dublin until 1931. The university is the venue of several symposia scheduled from April 5-9, where literature experts and artists will discuss subjects such as "Beckett and the Theatre" and "Beckett and Ireland".

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